Representing Prisoner of War Experience (2013)
One-day interdisciplinary conference of the POW Network in conjunction with WAR-Net, University of Warwick, Saturday 9 November 2013
‘To be a prisoner is to be variously written.’ (Paul Gready)
This one-day international conference brought together researchers studying the experiences of prisoners of war and displaced people in times of conflict, with a particular focus on how these experiences have been narrated in various forms, both by the historical actors who underwent forced dislocation (captors and captives) and by researchers themselves. In association with the academic network WAR-Net (the War and Representation Network) this conference at the University of Warwick aimed to contribute to the vibrant new field of Prisoner of War Studies. Researchers from the fields of history, literature, theatre, politics, international law, film, archaeology and museum studies discussed how captivity experiences are ‘represented’, in the broadest sense. This conference intended to further the development of the international Prisoner of War Network recently created by researchers at the University of Warwick, by encouraging future collaboration on the subject across disciplines and institutions.
Conference website: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/res_rec/conferences/pow/
A programme of the day is available for download here .
Keynote speakers: Professor Bob Moore (Sheffield), Dr Gilly Carr (Cambridge).
Event organised by Elodie Duché and Grace Huxford (Warwick, Department of History), in conjunction with WAR-Net founders Gill Plain (St. Andrews) and Kate McLoughlin (Birbeck).
Event kindly sponsored by: